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Doctor insights on: High Heeled Shoes

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Is wearing high heeled shoes bad?

Is wearing high heeled shoes bad?

Depends: Depends on the height of the heel and how often you wear them and how the shoes are designed. If too high a heel then there is more stress on the ball of the foot. If it is too pointy then you will get corns calluses hammertoes and bunions. ...Read more

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High heeled shoes (Tip)

Wearing supportive shoes with firm arches may help maintain bunions and decrease pain. ...See more

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Any way to get taller without wearing high heeled shoes?

Any way to get taller without wearing high heeled shoes?

Unfortunately not: There are limb-lengthening surgeries that can lengthen your leg bones but i could not recommend that to anyone. There is prolonged pain, disability, high financial cost and significant medical risks. And for what? A couple of inches. Sticking with higher heel shoes, inshoe lifts are much safer. ...Read more

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What are reasons why are high heeled shoes said to be bad for you?

See below: They are unstable, they put excess pressure on the ball of the foot, they are often narrow toed and put excess pressure on the toes. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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I was wondering what are the effects of wearing high-heeled shoes frequently?

High heels: As stated the achilles tendon shortening is classic. But also knee pressure. There is also excess forefoot pressure because of the way high heels destroy normal foot mechanics. ...Read more

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Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Yes it is: Wearing a heel height above an 1 1/2" in height changes the function of the foot. Heels higher than that much more so. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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Why is it whenever I wear high heeled shoes I feel some back pain?

Why is it whenever I wear high heeled shoes I feel some back pain?

Abnormal angle: When you wear high heels, you increase the angle of your pelvic girdle as well as the sacral angle which will contribute to your back pain. Keep your flexibility, and minimize your time in the shoes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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I still can't feel my toes from wearing high heeled shoes, how do I regain feeling?

Multiple: The numbness can be due to several reasons. If the heels are high than there may be too much pressure on the balls of your feet causing swelling. The swelling can pinch nerves and cause numbness. Similarly, high heels can cause the nerves on the bottom of the foot to stretch to much causing traction neuritis. Lastly, if the nerves are irritated chronically you can get a neuroma. Seek help. ...Read more

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I had sprained my knee while slipping from my high heeled shoe. What can I do to treat this sprain?

I had sprained my knee while slipping from my high heeled shoe. What can I do to treat this sprain?

Ortho Evaluation: Be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - one in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org. ...Read more